Lynk & Co, the automotive brand owned by Geely and sharing parts with the Chinese giant’s Swedish subsidiary Volvo, has revealed its second model. Dubbed the Lynk & Co 02, the new small crossover follows the reveal of the similarly unimaginatively named 01 in late 2016.
Although the company has not revealed much (okay, anything) in the way of technical information, we do know that the new 02 will be positioned below the 01, likely sharing its Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) platform with the XC40 (Volvo Cars holds 30 percent of the shares in Lynk & Co).
And that means it will probably be offered with Volvo’s new 1,5-litre three-cylinder unit, with hybrid powertrains on the cards as well.
“Sporty, adventurous, dynamic, daring, confident and fun, the 02 sits at the absolute centre of our brand,” said Andreas Nilsson, head of design at Lynk & Co.
“A shorter wheelbase, lower ride height and centre of gravity – combined with two-tone colour-schemes and softer, voluptuous surfaces, muscular haunches and wheel arches – give 02 a solid and confident stance while being agile and sporty in character.
“Immediately identifiable as a member of the Lynk & Co family, it is also unique on the inside and out. 02 is a really remarkable looker in our line-up,” Nilsson added.
The new 02 is expected to be produced at Volvo's plant in Ghent, Belgium.
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